Helenium 'Butterpat'

Helen's flower

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Hardy perennial

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Helenium 'Butterpat'

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Heleniums add impact to the late summer and early autumn border, with their daisy-like red and yellow flowers. Heleniums aren't too fussy, and thrive in most soils with good drainage.

Helenium 'Butterpat' is one of the best heleniums. It has large, 7cm-wide flowers with a prominent, raised yellow-brown eye and outward-pointing yellow petals. It's very free-flowering. Grow it in drifts, perhaps merging with the red 'Moerheim Beauty' and crimson 'Bruno'. It may need staking on exposed sites. The Royal Horticultural Society has given Helenium 'Butterpat' its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helenium

Cultivar: Butterpat

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

Flowering period: July to September

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